Jackson County Prosecutor Mean Jean Talks 'Tragic' New Abortion Law Implications

One of the top law enforcement officials in the Kansas City metro offers insight into the challenges now confronting her office.

Here's a glimpse at her perspective . . .

“There’s a lot of gray here,” she said during the interview. “I don’t belong in the discussion with a female patient and her doctor or nurse. I just don’t belong there, but here I am, practically in the room with them.”

Jackson County Prosecutor Peters Baker said the Supreme Court’s ruling and the subsequent trigger of Missouri’s abortion law was “tragic.”

“As a prosecutor, I have literally been thrown into the public health decisions of medical professionals and women, their patients,” Peters Baker said. “I don’t believe we belong there.”

Both Peters Baker and Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said that while they will uphold Missouri’s laws, they’ll use prosecutorial discretion afforded to them on a case-by-case basis.

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JaxCo prosecutor: Abortion ruling 'tragic decision' on many levels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Moments after last Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a 2019 Missouri law banning abortions in all cases except "medical emergencies" immediately went into effect. Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker was among those who spent the weekend consulting with other experts and reading about how Missouri's newly-in-effect law might affect abortion-related prosecutions.